Base Recipe for your non-dairy ice cream creations!
Shortcut for ice pops: If you can wait until your ice cream freezes by itself, a shortcut recipe I use for ice pops is pour coconut milk, a touch of stevia and vanilla into blender, puree 2 minutes. Drop a few berries into each ice pop (or pour in some fresh lemonade) then pour in your coconut milk puree – freeze for a few hours. Great creamy ice pops!
Average is 10 minutes to the table and so much pHealthy fun! Makes great ice pops for the kids as well! (Optional ingredients range from berries to carob chips and everything inbetween – some you might want to stir in whole or chopped, at the end, while others you’ll want to toss in the blender.)
1 can whole coconut milk (my preference is Native Forest)
1 cup (or less if your coconut milk is ice cold) crushed or cubes – depends on strength of your blender)
1tsp vanilla extract, or to your liking (another good option is almond, orange, or lemon extract)
Instead of Vanilla Extract try Vanilla Bean Scrapings right into the blender, your cream will be speckled with vanilla bean dots – very nice:)
1/8th tsp concentrated powdered stevia
pinch of sea salt which will bring out all the sweetness
Add about 1/2 cup frozen berries, optional for berry ice cream, leave in the vanilla or vanilla bean scrapings.
All un-ice cream makings go in your Vitamix, puree on low for 2 min, and then high for 1 min- stir by hand, and then puree on high again 2 minutes. Eat right away for that “soft” ice cream treat, or pour into your ice pops and freeze to enjoy on another day!